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Published: Tuesday, May 6 2014 9:11 p.m. MDT

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

...and the GOP gets dinged for a comment about binders full of women.
The media double standard is shameful.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

What a stupid period of our history....

.... and "Say no to Bo"..... are you actually insinuating that the press didn't have a grand old time with the Clinton story. Either you are too young to remember, or you have really selective memory, but this is all the press ran with for week after week. Give me a break that the media somehow has a double standard here. You're just choosing not to remember history as it happened.

It was stupid, embarrassing, and behavior unfitting the office. But it wasn't illegal or impeachable. Unfortunately.

Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

Least we forget, the charge to impeach Clinton for lying was lead by conservative darling Newt Gingrich. During the impeachment proceedings Gingrich was having an affair with a woman on his staff, cheating on his second wife with the woman who would become his third. Adding insult to injury, he cheated on his first wife with the woman who would be the second.

Why do Republicans vilify Clinton while ignoring the sins of Gingrich?

SCfan
clearfield, UT

It is amazing that one of the heros of the current Democrat Party is a guy with this kind of low moral values. That says a lot about todays current Democrats.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@SCfan 6:44 a.m. May 7, 2014

It is amazing that one of the heros of the current Democrat Party is a guy with this kind of low moral values. That says a lot about todays current Democrats.

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The exact same thing is true of the curent Republicans, starting but not limited to Gingrich. Neither is better than the other.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

Furry1993

Gingrich is not held in Republican circles to nearly the standard of reverence that Bill Clinton is. This would be like Richard Nixon having been esteemed after his failures of character in Watergate. He was not. No, the Republicans are certainly not perfect, but I doubt most Republicans would want as its standard bearer a person with Bill Clintons past. And Remember, when Nixon was heading toward impeachment for breaking the law, the Republican leadership from Congress went up to the White House and told Nixon he would lose the fight, and should resign for the good of the nation. He did. When Clinton broke the law and was impeached, the Democrats rallied around him. Ironic that was, because if the Democrats had told Clinton to resign or lose in the Senate, Albert Gore Jr. would have been President of the United States for the period that George Bush was. Wouldn't you like to have a do over now??

KDave
Moab, UT

Clinton was not impeached for his affair. He was impeached for lying while under oath.

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

great liberal standard bearer. bubba is all a woman could want and a liberal party drool for.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "UtahBlueDevil" the affarir wasn't the reason for the impeachment. It was when Clinton lied under oath.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Stormwalker,
Newt did not lie to a federal judge about it – that is the difference.

liberals have such low regard for the law they think it is OK to lie to a judge. the dem senate exonerating slick for lying to a judge is evidence of this.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

Lost in DC, no it is not okay to lie to a federal judge. But be that as it may, what Clinton did was not impeachable.

"liberals have such low regard for the law they think it is OK to lie to a judge."

This is funny, especially right after the support of the criminal Cliven Bundy by conservatives. I mean, good heavens, conservatives were supporting people that aimed guns at fedeal agents. Talk about low regard for law.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Compare and contrast Nixon, and Clinton.
The media is bias.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Is there anything a liberal can do, to upset the people of America?

@Charles
not from utah, 00

The LDS libs on these pages are still carrying the water for Clinton. I'm stunned at the lack of intellectual honesty here. Deflection is the game from the Left. No accountability. No honesty.

If any sort of admition, it's always with a but statement with a derogatory remark on a Republican.

Let's be honest ok. Clinton was wrong in what he did. Clinton lied about what he did. Clinton was impeached for lying, not what he did with Lewinsky. Clinton preyed on an young lady. Democrats did not denounce Clinton for his actions. The media did not denounce Clinton for his actions.

Democrats and the press demonized the women Clinton preyed upon. Anything you say to the contrary is not being honest at all. Time to tell the truth.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

Uh. . . @Charles, I think what Pres Clinton did was wrong. I have never demonized Monica Lewinski. The media very much denounced Bill Clinton for his actions. Are you too young to remember? Truth is there were nonstop, vicious, attacks on the Clintons by the media before Bill Clinton ever stepped into the Oval Office, and those attacks by the media continue to this day.

The truth is, what he did was not an impeachable act. Nonetheless, even after he was impeached he wasn't convicted. He did not prey on Monica Lewenski, she was an adult and consented.

The truth is, Republicans use this to attack Hillary Clinton, and that is disgusting. They will try to "demonize" a woman because her husband cheated on her. That's what needs to be denounced. And that is what the truth is. And if you are being honest, you know that is the truth.

@Charles
not from utah, 00

@mark: Thanks for your opinion but the facts contradict what you claim. I'm plenty old enough to have lived through the Clinton whitewash by the press.

Nice try to spin though. You proved my point perfectly. btw, Hillary was right in the middle of it lying for her Bill. Vast right wing conspiracy ring a bell? Hillary was behind the attacks on the ladies Bill had his trysts with. You need a different news source.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

No, sir, I don't need a different news source (I use many) you need to step out of the bubble.

But which of my claims, exactly, do you think are contradicted by the "facts"?

The media attacked Bill Clinton non stop through his administration, rabidly and vocally. You say you are old enough to remember this, yet how are you not aware of it?

Hillary Clinton was the wife that was cheated on, just as I claimed.

Lewinski was a consenting adult.

The Republicans have, and will, try to attack her because of her husbands dalliances.

Bill Clinton was not convicted.

All of these are facts, they are in the record, and they are not my opinion.

So again, what do you think is contradicted by the facts?

The closest I got to opinion was the claim that Clinton's offenses did not rise to the level of impeachable offense. And, indeed, he was not removed from office.

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